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Board of Professional Responsibility, Wyoming State Bar v. Donald L. Tolin, WSB # 5-1699
Date: March 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 33
Docket Number: D-19-0002
Dockter v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 31
Docket Number: S-17-0233

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Defendant’s two motions for a new trial, holding that Defendant did not provide the district court with “newly discovered evidence,” and therefore, the district c...

Farrow v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 30
Docket Numbers: S-18-0076, S-17-0084

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court convicting Defendant of second-degree murder, holding that the district court did not commit prejudicial error during the proceedings below and that Defendant...

Sheesley v. State  
Date: March 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 32
Docket Number: S-18-0206

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of one count of third-degree sexual assault, holding that Defendant was not denied her right to due process of law under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United...

Garland v. Mantle  
Date: March 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 29
Docket Numbers: S-18-0103, S-18-0102, S-18-0101

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s order on summary judgment motions and order after bench trial in this dispute arising from an ill-conceived business conveyance plan during a downturn in the oil market, ho...

Mahoney v. City of Gillette  
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 28
Docket Number: S-18-0151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the Unemployment Insurance Commission denying Appellant’s application for unemployment insurance after the City of Gillette terminated her employment, holding that there was sub...

Michael Dewayne Keck v. The State of Wyoming
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 26
Docket Number: S-18-0185
Goetzel v. State  
Date: March 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 27
Docket Number: S-18-0197

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for post-conviction relief, holding that res judicata barred Appellant’s claims. In his petition for post-conviction relief, Appellant chall...

Rodriguez v. State  
Date: March 5, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 25
Docket Number: S-18-0083

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of delivery of a controlled substance, holding that Defendant’s failure to file a pretrial motion to suppress identification evidence precluded this Court’s review of Def...

Protz v. State  
Date: March 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 24
Docket Numbers: S-18-0121, S-18-0097

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for driving under the influence (DWUI) - fourth offense in ten years, holding that the charging document (Information) plainly charged Defendant with a fourth offense fel...

Mellott v. State  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 23
Docket Numbers: S-17-0326, S-16-0295

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant's convictions, holding that the record did not show a factual basis for Appellant's guilty plea as to counts two through eleven, and therefore, Appellant was prejudiced by her trial c...

Harnetty v. State  
Date: February 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 21
Docket Number: S-18-0129

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of two counts of second-degree sexual assault, holding that the district court did not err or abuse its discretion. Defendant, an OB/GYN, was convicted of sexually assau...

Gilbert Sherman Washington v. The State of Wyoming
Date: February 27, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 22
Docket Number: S-18-0213
J. Michaela Byrnes v. Michael Walter Harper and Carla Jo Harper, husband and wife
Date: February 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 20
Docket Number: S-18-0180
Cassidy v. Teton County Coroner  
Date: February 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 WY 19
Docket Number: S-18-0156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the district court dismissing Appellants’ Wyo. R. Civ. P. 60 motion to set aside the coroner’s inquest verdict, holding that the district court does not have subject matter juri...

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